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Proposed ASX listing rules curtail retail IPO access

Author: Ben Bucknell
Date: 23 Jun 2016

The ASX has proposed reducing the minimum number of investors that a company must have to list to 100 (for large companies) or 200 (for small companies) in its consultation paper, "Updating ASX's admission requirements for listed entities"

Falling interest rates to push money into equities

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Jun 2016

This is expected to push more money into the share market over 2016 as investors seek high-yielding equities, according to David Bassanese, chief economist with BetaShares

3 pharma stocks with high growth potential

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Jun 2016

"Because right now, there is a bit of a cloud over them, should Clinton come in," he said, speaking exclusively with Morningstar.com.au last month

400 million reasons to invest in LICs

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Jun 2016

More than 30 LICs have listed on the ASX since 2012, increasing their total number to 87 as of April 2016, while their market value doubled to $30 billion over the same period

The return of value investing

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 May 2016

Morningstar has long urged investors to seek companies with sustainable competitive advantages but with attractive valuations

4 top ASX-listed technology stocks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 May 2016

REA Group (REA) and SEEK Limited (SEK) have outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 over the past year, and newer technology stocks WiseTech Global (WTC) and Aconex (ACX) have also performed well, representing the strong growth potential of technology shares, though investors may have to pay a relatively high price for their strong performance

NAB delivers $3.3bn profit, flat dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2016

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 6.5 per cent rise in cash profit, a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big four banks, to $3.3 billion for the half year to the end of March 2016

Move into riskier assets may be inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Apr 2016

Australian investors are facing headwinds on many fronts and the need to work for longer combined with volatile markets is putting even more pressure on retirement savings, which could push some investors, including superannuation funds, into riskier assets

LICs facing stiff competition

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 12 Apr 2016

Some listed investment companies (LICs) can offer the best of both worlds--lower costs compared to traditional managed funds while at the same time being actively managed, offering the potential to outperform benchmark indices and rival exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Slightly more benign prognosis

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 21 Mar 2016

The uncertainty inherent in global markets was apparent in February with the "risk-off" trade that characterised the start of the month, reversing towards month end

Hedging currency risk more popular on lower dollar

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 21 Mar 2016

If you're planning to invest in offshore assets, then the decision about whether or not to hedge your currency exposure is an important one as movements in the Australian dollar can either erode or add value to your investment

Bennelong, Hyperion, and Vanguard finalists for Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 29 Feb 2016

We've announced the finalists in this year's Australian Morningstar Awards

Hyperion wins Morningstar Australian Fund Manager of the Year Award

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Mar 2016

In announcing the winners of the Australian Morningstar Awards 2016, Morningstar Australasia director of manager research ratings, Tom Whitelaw, said Hyperion "deserved applause for its unwavering commitment to thorough bottom-up research and commitment to maintaining its disciplined investment style through the trials and tribulations of the investment cycle"

Economic Update | January 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 27 Jan 2016

Reporting season calendar

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2016

Mon 01 Feb -- Tue 02 Feb NVT

Value still exists in BHP Billiton

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Nov 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) shares have fallen hard, recently dropping below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis

ATO highlights common SMSF traps

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Aug 2015

The penalty regime for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) under the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been in place for a year

Telstra's net profit down, lifts dividend

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove/Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

Demystifying technical analysis

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Jun 2015

When I began using technical analysis back in the mid-1980s, I was met with a lot of derision by some fundamental analysts

Volatility not an accurate risk measure

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 25 Mar 2015

Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said that "we drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror"

How asset allocation differs from diversification

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

What diversification means for your portfolio

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 07 Jan 2015

One of the most important principles of investing is called "diversification"

1 income stock flying under the radar

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Jul 2014

Morningstar's readers would have read about the income opportunities in the Australian real estate investment trust (AREIT) sector

Dividend washing hung out to dry

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 21 Jan 2014

Double franking credits from dividends in listed Australian companies sound to go to be true? Well, that's certainly what the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) now thinks, having issued draft tax determination, TD 2014/D1 , which considers the application of Part IVA to such dividend-washing schemes

Time to buy Qantas?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Sep 2014

Qantas Airways' (QAN) $2.8-billion full-year loss dominated reporting season headlines last week

5 potential bear-case drivers for CBA

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Jun 2014

Morningstar head of financial services equity research Asia-Pacific, David Ellis, has outlined five potential scenarios that could plunge Commonwealth Bank of Australia's (CBA) share price from its current lofty levels

Time to sit on the sidelines

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Sep 2014

Overview

Caution still warranted

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 May 2014

Overview

4 reasons to like Woodside and Santos

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Apr 2014

Earlier this month, Morningstar assigned a narrow-moat rating to Santos Limited (STO) as a result of Australia's number two oil-and-gas company now possessing cost advantages on a number of fronts

1 stock that's ready to cook

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Jun 2014

Morningstar recently launched its stewardship ratings for Australian and New Zealand stocks, which assess a company's stewardship of shareholder capital as either being exemplary, standard or poor

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